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of a death that may be linked to this storm. joe. >> reporter: dana, we have spent our time up here in the santa cruz mountains but along the coastline in the swollen sokel creek which is in the town of capitola, this morning joggers found a body that washed up in the creek. now, police are being careful about this body. they are saying there is no sign of foul play. they say it appears to be a man in his 30s. but coincidentally there were also signs for a missing person in the area. so they are not positive that man was a victim of the storm. that investigation continues. now, back out live here in the mountains. folks here are used to the rain perhaps a little too used to as we saw folks clearing a road in what might be a dangerous manner. the san lorenzo river is rushing fast. in fact, carol hendricks says it appears to be rising more dramatically than she has seen in years. she says 1 1/2 days ago it was tow dry you could walk across the bottom near downtown boulder creek. >> pretty outrageous and if it keeps raining it will go over the dam. >> reporter: as heavy rain keeps fall
be a first in the country. dana? >> so phil, the chief now answers to this compliance officer instead of the mayor. where is the mayor in all of this? >> reporter: the mayor is going to be right next to the chief because the compliance officer is going to not only be telling the chief what to do working with the chief on these matters but will have the direct say of the court, as well. they will be able to go with the court. the mayor is going to be quite honestly for this purpose off to the side. what oakland did however get away from was the courts coming in with a complete takeover of the department and that could have even led to the court saying you don't have enough cops on the street, you need to hire more. but for right now, it's strictly on the officers conduct not what's going on on the street in terms of crime. >> so the full takeover is still potentially on the table? >> reporter: it is. that's right. that's next. if this doesn't work, that could be, as well. >> , thank you, phil matier in oakland. >>> a recount in alameda county is called off. this is a story we first to
yee on how some lawmakers plan to raise the cash. linda. >> reporter: well, dana, i'm in daly city, a couple of weeks ago this neighborhood was covered in mud after around aging pipe cracked. this is just one example of how cities just don't have the money to keep up and maintain their systems even replace old systems. and engineers who recently did a study said, get ready for more catastrophes bay area- wide. a minnesota bridge designed in the 1960s to last 40 years suddenly collapses in 2007. 100 cars fell into the mississippi river. 13 people dead. poor pipeline welds and lack of inspections by pg&e caused the diddley explosion and incineration of -- deadly explosion and incineration of a san bruno neighborhood two years ago. aging pipes and storm drains, pushed past their limits sometimes by relentless storms. the american society of civil engineers says putting off maintenance work is not an option. >> pipelines that were designed to be in the ground for 30 years are now in the ground for 100 years. we are expecting the materials that were supposed to last 30 years to last 120
murders in san jose is the 20-year high, dana. it would take another 10 homicides, no one wants to see that, but the record was set in 1991 with 53 homicides. >> let's not get there. len, thank you. >>> checking bay area headlines, two chp officers suffered minor injuries after this. their patrol car flipped during a chase in livermore. it happened around 4 a.m. on eastbound 580 near altamont pass road. the driver and passenger of the speeding car were eventually arrested near stockton. >>> and another chase this one started in san jose and ended in oakland. chp officers wanted to stop the car because it didn't have its headlights on. at times, they reached speeds of 90 miles an hour and finally used a spike strip to stop that driver. he was arrested for recklessly evading police officers. >>> two of the three firefighters hurt while responding to a crash in orinda are out of the hospital tonight. they were helping victims involved in one car crash along highway 24 yesterday when another car crashed into them. two of the firefighters suffered broken bones. the other had a concussion. >
: dana, we have a light rain here on ocean beach. the wind is whipping but for ocean beach standards this is a moderate breeze. they have just finished today the clean-up from last week's sewage spill. and city officials say they have been checking drains and manholes to be sure they don't have to come back out here again. it will be a busy weekend for you. >> absolutely. this is when we go into overdrive. >> reporter: the spokesman for the san francisco public utilities commission says city crews will be hard at work this weekend making sure the water and sewage systems can hand the expected rain. just last week a downpour forced sewage on to ocean beach. could it happen again. we hope not. we have done everything we could. we have cleared the system to have all the capacity to deal with the water this weekend. >> reporter: that unexpected leak of untreated water has happened before. six years ago. separately there are occasional discharges in the ocean not accidents. they are part of what the city calls its combined system. a system that combines sewage with rain runoff running thr
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